OCRA Spring Convention

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Date(s) - Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:00 am - 3:45 pm


Saturday, May 5, 2018
Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
626 High Street NE, Salem, Oregon

8:00-8:50 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

8:50-9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks

9:00-10:00 a.m. Conquering Court: Unlock the Secrets and the Hidden Opportunities
Panelists: Karen Eichhorn, CSR, CM, RPR, CRR; Colleen McCarty, CSR, CCR, RPR;
Carol Studenmund, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, FAPR

Freelance reporters are being asked to cover court more than ever. Captioners are busy providing access for jurors, witnesses, litigants, and counsel. Learn from our panel of experts what to expect when working in court and how to prepare.

10:15-11:45 a.m. Understanding Your Brain and Keeping it Healthy
Presenter: Lisa A. Yanase, MD
Dr. Yanase will discuss neurology subspecialties and specialty procedures, give an overview of brain function, examples of brain dysfunction, how to keep our brains healthy, and recognizing a neurologic emergency.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Paralegals: From Depositions to Trials
Panelists: Jen Davis, Gretchen Miller, Carol Templeton
Our expert paralegal panel will discuss the important role they play in litigation, what they expect from court reporters, and how we can help them do their job.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch!

2:00-3:30 p.m. Expert Advice for Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Presenters: Jane Bement Geesman and Sarah Lucht
Stage fright, performance anxiety, and jittery nerves can get in your way. Jane and Sarah will address these topics as well as managing stress and enhancing creative and problem-solving skills.

3:45 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting

NCRA .5 CEUs – approval pending

Register online below or download the Registration Packet  Here.


It’s that time of year:  Spring cleaning!  OCRA has partnered with Dress For Success in an effort to collect gently used business clothing and accessories for women re-entering the workforce.  Find out how you can help.
Click here.

Heads or Tails Fundraiser:  It has become a tradition to have a FUN fundraiser at our Spring convention.  Be prepared to buy your ticket(s) and have some fun!  Click here.


Bookings are closed for this event.